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enforce. They want a loyalty and this loyalty
will find its best use and satisfaction in the service
of world order. I have remarked in the counse
of such air travel as I have done, that the airmen
of all nations have a common resemblance to
each other and that the patriotic virus in their
blood is largely corrected by a wider profes-
sionalism. At present the outlook before a young
airman is to perish in a spectacular dog-fight
before he is five and twenty. I wonder how
many of them really rejoice in that prospect.
It is not unreasonable to anticipate the develop-
ment of an ad hoc disarmament polke which will
have its greatest strength in the air.   How easily
the^ spirit of an air police can be de-nationalised
is shown by the instance of the air patrols on the
United States-Canadian border, to which Presi-
dent Roosevelt drew my attention.   There is a
lot of smuggling along that border and the planes
now play an important part in its suppression,
At first the United States and Canada had each
their own planes.   Then in a wave of common
sense, the two services were pooled.   Each plane
now carries a United States and a Canadian
customs officer.    When contraband is spotted
the plane comes down on it and which officer
acts is determined by the  destination of the
smuggled goods.   There we have a pattern for a